One of the region’s longest established law firms is firmly on board with a brand-new initiative to improve the experience of home movers and professionals involved in the home moving process.
Waldrons Solicitors, with their flagship offices at Brierley Hill’s Waterfront is taking part in National Conveyancing Week which has been launched to raise the profile of organisations who conduct property transactions, with the inaugural event taking place from 20th-24th March 2023.
Property lawyers up and down the country are taking part in a series of events over the course of the week designed to educate and inform all those involved in the home-moving process about the often complex role of the lawyer in helping people move home.
The property market is the backbone of the UK economy. A healthy property market boosts economic activity each year as home movers not only pay for the direct home moving costs such as banks, mortgage brokers, estate agents and property lawyers, they also spend on removals, building work, soft furnishings, technology and connectivity, and white goods.
Since 2020 the property market has seen record high numbers of people moving. Factors like home-working have seen significant demographic shifts in lifestyle as people have sought more space; moving away from commuter belts into more rural locations and seeking additional rooms for home offices and studies.
This demand has driven record house prices and resulted in removals firms, estate agents, banks, and property lawyers struggling to cope with record levels of demand for their services.
Throughout the course of National Conveyancing Week, estate agents, mortgage brokers and introducers, and the home-moving public are invited to take part in a series of in-person events, and online and on-demand sessions to better understand the role of property lawyers in the home moving process.
Founder of National Conveyancing Week Rob Hailstone says:
Home buying and selling is one of the most important events that takes place in the lives of nearly everyone at some point in time. It can be time consuming and difficult to understand for many. National Conveyancing Week aims to help de-mystify the many strands that make up the process, not just for the general public but also for the numerous stakeholders involved in it.
Abigail Gray, Head of Residential Property for Waldrons Kingswinford office added:
We pride ourselves on working collaboratively with estate agents, financial advisors, lenders and conveyancers acting on the other side of a transaction. A common issue is that the conveyancing process is seen as disjointed and, at times, sluggish. We listen to what is being asked of us so that we can work with everyone concerned to achieve our mutual clients’ goal. We hope that by being part of this event will help to strengthen our skills and build bigger and better working relationships for the benefit of our clients who most often want to move home quickly and without hassle.